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Can you tell me about 100% disability for lung cancer? What is Special Monthly Compensation K?
How can I find a VA lawyer overseas? What benefits for newly awarded 100% TDIU?
What are Prostate Cancer residuals and ratings? Should I try to get a higher VA disability rating?
VA Disability - When the initial decision finds no "nexus"
What is the "nexus" and why is it important?
Predicting Social Security's 2019 COLA
Based on new data, here's a pinpoint guess for Social Security's cost-of-living adjustment next year.
Frequently veterans will ask if we provide counseling services.
In response to this, Dr. Valette will be accepting a few veteran’s or family members for
Tele-Health personal counseling sessions. Phone, text, email sessions.
Daily availability to each veteran.
At this time, only available to veteran’s who live in Colorado, Texas, Florida, Washington, Iowa, S.Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii. Email for more info and pricing: Info@VeteransPsychEvaluations.com
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If there's one thing military members know, it's that when the Defense Department gives you too much money, it will come back for it eventually.The VA is similar, but the system is worse.
VA working to treat polytrauma and TBI Veterans who suffer headaches
Treating Vets with headaches
Veterans Affairs officials claimed improvements at 66 percent of their medical centers
across the country last fiscal year, with 18 earning the highest level of
excellence in the department’s internal ratings system. But nine others remain
on the VA’s list of underperforming facilities after getting the lowest possible rating.
Caffeine May Increase Pain Tolerance
A plant-based diet may also help you withstand pain.
Has Your Claim Been Denied?
Do you need an IMO or a DBQ?
You'll need to speak with an expert physician and then a veterans law attorney. Why not speak
with both at the same time? Dr. Anaise is a physician, surgeon and veterans law attorney.
Dr. Anaise has been providing military veterans with disability benefits help for many years.
Speak with him today...it won't cost anything but a little of your time.
VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION
TDIU??? Unemployability Questions??? IU????
I am a Veteran
Veterans of the United States Uniformed Services may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Have You Received A RAMP Letter?
It’s been a year since Congress first passed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act and gave the Veterans Benefits Administration an 18-month window to implement the new program. The agency has less than six months now to stand up a brand new appeals process for veterans, many of whom have longstanding claims and have been waiting on a decision for years.
Five hospitals get lowest one-star rating for third year
Delay, Deny, Until You Die
The Decision Ready Claims (DRC) Program is the fastest way to get your VA claim processed. You can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less by working with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO) or other accredited representative.
If you’re a Veteran who lives overseas, you remain entitled to the benefits and services you earned through your military service. Most VA benefits are payable regardless of your place of residence or nationality. VA benefits include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment and burial.
Flu season is here, and getting your flu shot has never been easier. Remember that getting
vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, as well as your loved ones, against the flu virus.
This year, enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system have several options to get a flu shot.
VA now offers more options, easy access, and seamless records. And the best thing is that
your VA medical record, as well as your VA Blue Button, will be automatically updated. It doesn't
matter if you get your flu shot at your local VA health care facility or your neighborhood Walgreens,
your VA records will be updated. Check out when and where to get your flu shot today.
Do You Owe VA Money???
VA Benefits for Your Child
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several benefits for the children of veterans:
(1) Education benefits
(2) Health care CHAMPVA
(3) Life insurance
(4) Memorial benefits
Jim Strickland is a Vietnam era Army veteran and nationally recognized expert on VA disability benefits and a member
Jim's Mailbag, is a regular column where veterans,
servicemembers, and family members can ask Jim their
You can browse all of these Q&As here, and search the Jim's
Mailbag archives for helpful answers. If Jim hasn't already addressed the questions you have, you can submit your own question.
Overlapping use of opioids and benzodiazepines is associated with increased
risk for overdose. Veterans receiving medications concurrently from the U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Medicare may be at higher risk for such overlap.
What is a VA loan?
Veterans Affairs mortgages, better known as VA loans, offer considerable benefits for eligible
military veterans, service members and spouses who want to buy a home. The main
draw of VA loans is that they make it easier to get financing by offering no down-payment
loans and more lenient credit and income requirements than conventional mortgages.
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He...alleges that "Bologna and his staff (under his direction) are deliberately
delaying [his] claim due to [his] age and the likelihood of [him] dying before
proper award can be made," which the defendant points out in his motion to dismiss.
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Lung nodules are quite common, but most are benign. Still, some doctors, worried that
too much distress is harmful to patients, avoid talking about possible cancer. Anxiety, often
long-lasting and sometimes severe, is common among patients with pulmonary nodules
that are detected unintentionally or during tests for another medical condition.
Claims Go Here
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Toll Free Fax: 844-531-7818
Military Records DD 214
Official Military Personnel Files (OMPFs)
Official Personnel Folders (OPF)
Selective Service Records
Deceased Veteran's Claim Files
Individual Deceased Personnel File
Overall, 38 hospitals improved their star ratings in 2018, 40 dropped
in the ratings and 68 stayed the same as last year.
You can count on us to serve, but we can’t count on the VA to make a deadline,” one veteran said.
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Hurricane Michael Updates
Veteran Disaster Hotline Number: 1-800-507-4571
Employee Disaster Hotline Number: 1-866-233-0152
VBA Hotline Number: 1-800-827-1000
Pharmacy Customer Care: 1- 866-400-1243
Vet Center/Counseling: 1-877-WAR-VETS
My HealtheVet: Wherever internet is available, My HealtheVet provides Veterans
with access to copies of their VA health records, Secure Messaging to keep in touch
with their health care team, and VA prescription refill. For emergencies, always call 911.
An expert for the VA concluded his primary care physician had failed the standard of care.
"She used these exact words - the VA failed to meet the standard of care and there was a
breach - and that there's liability involved and the VA is looking to settle your case"
What Additional Benefits
Are YOU Eligible For?
VBA Derivative Benefits Eligibility
VA Form 21-526EZ
Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection
Temporary Total Disability Rating
Compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1151
Special Monthly Compensation
Special Home Adaptation
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child
How To Develop and Perfect Your Claim / Appeal
Here we are, you've decided to file a claim or you need to begin an appeal
of a recently denied claim and you aren't sure what's the next step?
You'll need to concentrate on satisfying the requirements of filing a VA disability
benefits claim...an event that you can reasonably document, a diagnosed illness
(condition) or injury and a nexus or link between the claimed condition, the claimed event
and disabilities caused by the claimed condition. One of the first steps you can take
to help perfect your claim is to research similar claims and appeals over at the
Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) web site. The BVA is the next level of claims
after the regional office raters have denied your claim for one reason or another. The
BVA search engine can help you to design a similar strategy to the cases you'll
discover where the veteran has prevailed. BVA decisions do not establish a precedent
so you'll have to develop and present your own case in a similar way to what you learn
as you do your research. For example...let's say you're a Vietnam veteran
with boots on the ground service in-country that qualifies you to be eligible for
presumptive benefits related to agent orange exposure. You've been diagnosed,
treated and rated for adult onset diabetes (DMII) for 7 years now but you've been
told that the pains in the calves of your legs are peripheral artery disease (PAD) and you
may soon need surgery. Is the PAD service connected? Can you file for that?
You can learn what you need to know by going to the BVA search engine here and
choosing one or two years to search and then typing in the search terms < diabetes
Vietnam peripheral artery disease > and clicking the search button. The site will return
to you all the cases that have been adjudicated that are similar and contain those
words. Now it's up to you to take the time to read and learn
at your VA Clinic...
Veterans Offered Chance To Have Legal Issues Addressed Quickly
Hillsborough County Veterans with minor legal concerns can have them quickly addressed.
What Is a Fully Developed Claim?
The Fully Developed Claims (FDC) program is an optional initiative that offers Veterans and survivors faster decisions from VA on compensation, pension, and survivor benefit claims.
Veterans and survivors simply submit all relevant records in their possession, and those records which are easily obtainable, such as private medical records, at the time they make their claim and certify that they have no further evidence to submit. VA can then review and process the claim more quickly.
U.S. Student Debt Just Reached This Ugly Milestone
Here are 4 tips to prevent student loan debt from crippling your future.
From the Desk of Drew Early, Veterans Law Attorney
Trac or Costanza and why it matters:
See the recent ruling in Martin et al v. Shulkin, 17-1747, CAFC (2018) and Rose v. Shulkin, 17-1762, CAFC (June 7, 2018). These cases revolved around what standard for an appellant to use in bringing an action for violation of due process against the VA.
VA due process challenges used to be evaluated against the Costanza standard that fundamentally required a demonstration that VA’s delays amounted to an arbitrary refusal to act or an unlawful withholding of action. Unreasonable delay didn’t matter. Costanza was a unique standard, only applied against the VA.
That’s all changes now. The rest of the US Government was assessed as to due process challenges for delay against the TRAC standard. The two cases that the Federal Circuit just decided have now made TRAC the standard for challenging delay (or lack of due process) by VA. The big difference is that TRAC provides for assessment of unreasonable delay as well as arbitrary refusal to act and cites six factors in that regard.
So, this will now make a due process challenge against delays by the VA simpler and hopefully easier. The standard has been lowered to win at these type of challenges and that’s a good thing for veterans and their families.
I would note, as well, that this great work was done by attorneys, not VSOs, and was done pro bono by them. So, think about who is doing the substantive and difficult kind of work at the higher appellate levels that veterans need done. /s/ Drew
Potential for PTSD?
Education and Training
The end of military service marks the start of something new.
There are 3 Great Lies,
it's been said...
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2) The check is in the mail.
3) Hello, we're from the and
we're here to help you.
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How to Use My HealtheVet
My HealtheVet is the VA's Personal Health Record.
It is designed for Veterans, Servicemembers, their caregivers and others. To use My HealtheVet, you will need a computer with Internet access...
Back To School
Deciding to Attend College after the Military
Pressed flowers. Mint chocolate-chip ice cream. A first dance.
A final phone call. As the United States marks 17 years of war,
the families of 17 fallen service members share treasured memories.
Yes, you can sue the VA for medical malpractice.